in·​gress | \ ˈin-ˌgres How to pronounce ingress (audio) \

Definition of ingress

1 : the act of entering : entrance the seal prevents ingress of moisture
2 : the power or liberty of entrance or access an area with restricted ingress

Other Words from ingress

ingression \ in-​ˈgre-​shən How to pronounce ingress (audio) \ noun

Examples of ingress in a Sentence

Ingress to and egress from the freeway were made difficult by the construction. with limited ingress and egress to the freeway, the stadium is the frequent scene of bottlenecks
Recent Examples on the Web The Sun’s ingress into Gemini on May 20 lightens up the energy and gives us the chance to have fun. Lisa Stardust,, 27 Apr. 2022 Fisker also says the Ronin will have unique doors that improve ingress and egress, but didn’t reveal what form these apertures will take. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 4 May 2022 That included the city of Lakewood, which provided an easement onto Madison Park land solving one of the biggest issues with the library branch -- ingress and egress. John Benson, cleveland, 25 Mar. 2022 This ingress is asking you to transform into a better version of yourself, one who is even stronger than the you that came before. Tarot Astrologers,, 2 Mar. 2022 Namely, what conditions or policies need to be enforced at the ingress point, and what is the endpoint? Eric Olden, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 But the Aquarian influence on our collective is far from over, heralded by Mercury’s ingress into Aquarius on the 14th — just in time to add something eclectic and unexpected to our Valentine’s Day plans. Gala Mukomolova,, 13 Feb. 2022 The second-row jumps forward at the touch of a button, allowing easy ingress/egress. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 12 Feb. 2022 The Sienna’s floor is roughly 18 inches off the ground, and the wide sliding side doors make ingress/egress effortless, for man and beast. Dan Neil, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ingress

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ingress

Middle English, from Latin ingressus, from ingredi

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23 May 2022

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“Ingress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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in·​gress | \ ˈin-ˌgres How to pronounce ingress (audio) \

Legal Definition of ingress

1 : the act of entering
2 : the power or liberty of access — compare egress

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